Archive for the Carbonate Minerals Category

Mineral Leadhillite

The chemical composition of the mineral Leadhillite is indicated by the formula Pb4SO4(CO3)2(OH)2, Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide. This Leadhillite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Leadhillite is only used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed under geological polarizing light…

The Magnesite

The chemical composition of Magnesite is indicated by the formula MgCO3, a Magnesium Carbonate. Magnesite belongs to the Carbonate mineral class. Magnesite is also a member of the Calcite Group of minerals. Magnesite is considered as an ore of magnesium. Good crystals of Magnesite are extremely rare because they are…

Mineral Macphersonite

The chemical composition of the mineral Macphersonite is indicated by the formula Pb4SO4(CO3)2(OH)2, a Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide. This Macphersonite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Macphersonite is only used as mineral specimens and it is often found exhibiting nice and fascinating appearance under geological polarizing light microscopes. This mineral…

Mineral Kutnohorite

The chemical composition of the mineral Kutnohorite is indicated by the formula Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2, a Calcium Magnesium Carbonate. This Kutnohorite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Kutnohorite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and wonderful microscope appearance when viewed under petrographic polarizing light…

Mineral Kolwezite

The chemical composition of the mineral Kolwezite is indicated by the formula (Cu,Co)2CO3(OH)2, a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide. This Kolwezite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. It is also a member of the Rosasite Group of minerals. Mineral Kolwezite is considered as a very minor ore of copper and cobalt….

Mineral Kernite

The chemical composition of the mineral Kernite is indicated by the formula Na2B4O6(OH)2 ? 3H2O, a Hydrated Sodium Borate Hydroxide. Kernite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. It is also a member of the Borates Group of minerals. Mineral Kernite is considered as an ore of boron. And as an…

Mineral Larderellite

The chemical composition of the mineral Larderellite is indicated by the formula NH4B5O6(OH)4, an Ammonium Borate Hydroxide. This Larderellite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Larderellite is also a member of the Borate Group of minerals. Mineral Larderellite is commonly used as mineral specimen. And as a mineral specimen, Larderellite…

Mineral Hydroxylbastnasite

The chemical composition of the mineral Hydroxylbastnasite is indicated by the formula (Ce,La,Nd)CO3(OH,F), a Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Hydroxide Fluoride. This Hydroxylbastnasite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. This species is also a member of the Rare Earth Carbonates and Bastnasite Group of minerals. Mineral Hydroxylbastnasite is an important ore…

Mineral Hydroboracite

The chemical composition of the mineral Hydroboracite is indicated by the formula CaMgB6O11 ? 6H2O, a Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Borate. This Hydroboracite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Mineral Hydroboracite is a minor source of boron and it is commonly used as mineral specimen, which usually exhibits nice and interesting…

Mineral Hydrozincite

The chemical composition of the mineral Hydrozincite is indicate by the formula Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6, a Zinc Carbonate Hydroxide. This Hydrozincite belongs to the Carbonates mineral class. Mineral Hydrozincite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and wonderful microscope appearance when viewed under polarizing…